Friday, March 26, 2010

Broadway Cares 2010 - Jason Tam Interview

We Love Soaps had the profound privilege of attending the Broadway Cares Equity Fight AIDS benefit concert in New York back on March 21, 2010, and speaking to many ABC stars about their reasons for participating in this event. Please enjoy this series of interviews spotlighting the commitment and devotion of these talented stars.

JASON TAM (Performed “Too Darn Hot” from "Kiss Me Kate").

We Love Soaps: Can we talk about bringing down the house?  This was such a great ensemble, but let’s be real, you kicked ass out there.
Jason Tam: Thank you.

We Love Soaps: How much time did it take for you to prepare this number?
Jason Tam: It took about five rehearsals.  All were about an hour and a half long.  It takes awhile put that number again, and I’m glad I had John Dietrich on my side, he choreographed it really well.  And those dancers were amazing.  I’m glad you liked it.

We Love Soaps: There’s a lot of singing in Broadway Cares, and a lot of dancing.  But you are one of the few people who did both. 
Jason Tam: It’s hard! It’s really hard to be huffing and puffing and trying to sing with oxygen debt at the same time.  You just take deep breaths and go. 

We Love Soaps: After a performance like this do you feel tired and exhausted, or really amped up?
Jason Tam: I feel amped up!  It pumps me up, it gets the blood flowing.  I feel like I should do that at the beginning of every day and then that would be an awesome day. 

We Love Soaps: I would sure love to see you do more singing and dancing on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.  We will be seeing you do more in May, is  that right?
Jason Tam: I honestly don’t know. I hope so. We’re still putting together the details. 

We Love Soaps: On a more serious note, we are here for such an important cause tonight.  Is this important to you?
Jason Tam: Absolutely.  I’ve been supporting Broadway Cares since I was ten years old when I was Gavroche in LES MISERABLES, when I was first introduced to the foundation.  I have been able to be the support for it grow as well as the foundation to grow to include all these amazing things.  Such as the Phyllis Newman Health Initiative, it covers so much more than just AIDS.  It covers everything. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to learn more ways to take action against the spread of HIV/AIDS, and want to learn more about the current HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials, please visit Hope Takes Action, or contact Damon at [email protected].

- WLS TV # 17 - Broadway Cares Event 
- Broadway Cares 2010 - Anthony Geary Interview
- Broadway Cares 2010 - Cornelius Smith, Jr. Interview
- Broadway Cares 2010 - BethAnn Bonner & Bree Williamson Interview

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